Journalism symposium to feature New York Times sports columnist

Staff Report

The annual M. Stanton Evans Symposium on Money, Politics and the Media will feature William C. Rhoden, a sports columnist with the New York Times. Rhoden will address ethics and morality and how they play a role in the athletic world.
The Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the Troy University Center for Student Success host the event each year.
The symposium is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on March 28 and is free to those affiliated with the university and to the public.
Rhoden became a member of the New York Times in 1981 and was named sports columnist in 1990. Before he began working at The Times, Rhoden was a columnist with The Baltimore Sun and, from 1974 to 1978, he served as associate editor of Ebony Magazine.
Rhoden received the Peabody Award in 1996 for broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary “Journey of the African American Athlete.” Rhoden has also written two books titled “Forty Million Dollar Slaves” and “Third and a Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of the Black Quarterback.”
The topic of Rhoden’s presentation will center on “Editorial Leadership: The Role of the Media in Influencing Ethics and Morality in Sports.”
Rhoden’s talk can be followed by Twitter users by joining the conversation #RhodenTroy.

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